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Well, it's about time the UK got back in the space business
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Byker
2018-07-18 19:19:15 UTC
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I always thought they'd launch from Land's End southwestward over the
Atlantic at a heading of 267°. There are 5,000 miles of open ocean to
travel before anything would pass over the heads of Panamanians:
http://tinyurl.com/zzuyrk3





Going all the way to Australia to launch satellites never made much sense
anyway:


If nothing else, it doesn't cost anything to dream:

Basil Jet
2018-07-18 20:23:31 UTC
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I always thought they'd launch from Land's End southwestward over the
Atlantic at a heading of 267°.  There are 5,000 miles of open ocean to
http://tinyurl.com/zzuyrk3
http://youtu.be/TTzqW5mU7ao
http://youtu.be/0LXXrjz921Q
Going all the way to Australia to launch satellites never made much sense
anyway: http://youtu.be/FHBGAyIU8Hw
http://youtu.be/eeS2mV57omE
Surely this is the perfect launch site for a British rocket.

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4843842,-0.1229165,3a,75y,81.59h,99.49t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sj_7fHpKYgVgO80t9LHnPZQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Byker
2018-07-18 22:20:19 UTC
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Surely this is the perfect launch site for a British rocket.
Hopefully only slum towers would be downrange: https://tinyurl.com/yc4szbrf
Siri Cruise
2018-07-19 01:15:42 UTC
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I always thought they'd launch from Land's End southwestward over the
Atlantic at a heading of 267°.  There are 5,000 miles of open ocean to
Most times you want to launch to the east because that gives you a boost from
the earth's rotation. Vandenburg is unusual, but it is used for polar orbit
insertion.
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Byker
2018-07-19 03:05:16 UTC
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I always thought they'd launch from Land's End southwestward over the
Atlantic at a heading of 267°. There are 5,000 miles of open ocean to
Most times you want to launch to the east because that gives you a boost
from the earth's rotation.
DUH! If the Brits really wanted to, they could set up launch pads in their
own Guyana like the French did:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Guiana
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana

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